About SIM

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The Strategic Instruction Model™ is a comprehensive, evidence-based adolescent literacy program that empowers teachers and enables students to better succeed in school and beyond.

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SIM in the classroom

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Unleash your students’ potential with the Strategic Instruction Model™. Our Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines offer practical solutions for cultivating the full range of literacy skills your students need to succeed in your classes, on state and national tests, and in their college and career choices.

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SIM Information for Administrators

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Our comprehensive adolescent literacy program targets the full range of skills your students need to succeed in high school, on state and national tests, and in their college and career choices.

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SIM Information for parents

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Our comprehensive literacy program opens the door to learning for your son or daughter. We offer practical solutions for cultivating the full range of literacy skills your child needs.

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SIM Reading programs added to Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse



A new report adds two Strategic Instruction Model™ readingprograms to an influential national database of education interventions that have been proven effective in the classroom. The report found that Xtreme Reading and SIM’s Learning Strategies Curriculum, separately, have shown evidence of—in the parlance of the Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse—“potentially positive effects” on reading achievement for struggling adolescent readers. The WWC rating means at least one study of each program reported statistically significant positive effects. In both cases, the level of evidence met criteria to allow the programs to be included in the What Works Clearinghouse, a first for both interventions.




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